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Game Theory: A Very Short Introduction (edition 2007)

by Ken Binmore

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    Strategy and conscience by Anatol Rapoport (waltzmn)
    waltzmn: Although Anatol Rapoport's Strategy and Conscience is older, and somewhat more technical, than Ken Binmore's book on game theory, it is certainly simple enough for an interested layman, and it does a fine job of pointing out the ethical questions of game theory. As such it belongs on the shelf of everyone interested in the discipline.… (more)
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    Game Theory: A Nontechnical Introduction by Morton D. Davis (waltzmn)
    waltzmn: Game theory is a subject with a strong mathematical underpinning, but the basic idea of strategies and picking an optimal result requires very little math. It just requires a clear explanation. Which both these books provide, but they give different examples and have different emphases. Probably Binmore's book is better for the first-timer, but both are highly recommended as overviews; they complement each other.… (more)
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It has been a while since I read this one, but I recall it being written more confusingly than necessary for the introductory game theory material.
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Games are everywhere: Drivers maneuvering in heavy traffic are playing a driving game. Bargain hunters bidding on eBay are playing an auctioning game. The supermarket's price for corn flakes is decided by playing an economic game. This Very Short Introduction offers a succinct tour of the fascinating world of game theory, a ground-breaking field that analyzes how to play games in a rational way. Ken Binmore, a renowned game theorist, explains the theory in a way that is both entertaining and non-mathematical yet also deeply insightful, revealing how game theory can shed light on everything from social gatherings, to ethical decision-making, to successful card-playing strategies, to calculating the sex ratio among bees. With mini-biographies of many fascinating, and occasionally eccentric, founders of the subject--including John Nash, subject of the movie A Beautiful Mind--this book offers a concise overview of a cutting-edge field that has seen spectacular successes in evolutionary biology and economics, and is beginning to revolutionize other disciplines from psychology to political science.

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From the Publisher: Games are everywhere: Drivers maneuvering in heavy traffic are playing a driving game. Bargain hunters bidding on eBay are playing an auctioning game. The supermarket's price for corn flakes is decided by playing an economic game. This Very Short Introduction offers a succinct tour of the fascinating world of game theory, a ground-breaking field that analyzes how to play games in a rational way. Ken Binmore, a renowned game theorist, explains the theory in a way that is both entertaining and non-mathematical yet also deeply insightful, revealing how game theory can shed light on everything from social gatherings, to ethical decision-making, to successful card-playing strategies, to calculating the sex ratio among bees. With mini-biographies of many fascinating, and occasionally eccentric, founders of the subject-including John Nash, subject of the movie A Beautiful Mind-this book offers a concise overview of a cutting-edge field that has seen spectacular successes in evolutionary biology and economics, and is beginning to revolutionize other disciplines from psychology to political science.… (more)

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